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Xuan, Xiaowei; Jin, Qingna; Jo, Injeong; Duan, Yushan; Kim, Mijung – Journal of Geography, 2019
Few studies, if any, have systematically investigated the connection or relationship between geography curriculum and scientific literacy. With this realization, in this article, we examined the potential contribution of geography curriculum to developing students' scientific literacy, with China's middle-school geography curriculum as an example.…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Scientific Literacy, Foreign Countries
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Egiebor, Esohe E.; Foster, Ellen J. – Journal of Geography, 2019
This article describes the findings of a qualitative phenomenographic study that explored students' engagement from the perspective of the students. It describes how the participants perceived their engagement when they learned social studies using GIS Story Maps. Qualitative data collection involved classroom observations, student-written…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Geography Instruction, Social Studies, Geographic Information Systems
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Shepardson, Daniel P. – Journal of Geography, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate students' conceptions of and feelings about land use. Specifically: (1) What are students' conceptions of and feelings about land use? And (2) in what ways might students' conceptions and feelings vary by community setting and grade level? This study was qualitative and descriptive in nature and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Land Use, Elementary School Students, Ecology
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Hong, Jung Eun; Melville, Ashley – Journal of Geography, 2018
This article introduces an approach to designing effective geographic information system (GIS) professional development (PD) based on six features: (1) collective participation, (2) practice time, (3) time for lesson development and presentation, (4) state and national standards, (5) district support and direct involvement, and (6) professional…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Social Studies, Geographic Information Systems, Feedback (Response)
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Jadallah, May; Hund, Alycia M.; Thayn, Jonathan; Studebaker, Joel Garth; Roman, Zachary J.; Kirby, Elizabeth – Journal of Geography, 2017
This study explores the effects of geographic information systems (GIS) curriculum on fifth-grade students' spatial ability and map-analysis skills. A total of 174 students from an urban public school district and their teachers participated in a quasi-experimental design study. Four teachers implemented a GIS curriculum in experimental classes…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geographic Information Systems, Grade 5, Spatial Ability
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Lanegran, David A.; Zeigler, Donald J. – Journal of Geography, 2016
Over the past fifteen years, AP Human Geography has grown in numbers and spread to almost every state. This article synopsizes the early history of the subject, summarizes the course and the exam, highlights positive impacts on the discipline of geography, and focuses on the following three issues: teachers who come to the course having majored in…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Advanced Placement Programs, Human Geography, Educational History
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Hong, Jung Eun; Stonier, Francis – Journal of Geography, 2015
This article introduces the geographic information systems (GIS) in-service teacher training, focusing on the intersection of technological, pedagogical, and content knowledge (TPACK) for successful implementation of GIS in the classroom. Eleven social studies teachers in Georgia learned GIS technologies, inquiry-based learning, and social studies…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Inservice Teacher Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy
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Gold, Anne U.; Oonk, David J.; Smith, Lesley; Boykoff, Maxwell T.; Osnes, Beth; Sullivan, Susan B. – Journal of Geography, 2015
Learning about climate change is tangible when it addresses impacts that can be observed close to home. In this program, sixty-four diverse middle and high school students produced videos about locally relevant climate change topics. Graduate and undergraduate students provided mentorship. The program engaged students in research and learning…
Descriptors: Climate, Service Learning, Middle School Students, High School Students
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Harris, Lauren McArthur; Wirz, Jennifer Palacios; Hinde, Elizabeth R.; Libbee, Michael – Journal of Geography, 2015
This article describes the findings of a study involving a professional development program that prepared middle school teachers to integrate content on the earliest eras of world history and world geography. In particular, this study focused on participants' (n = 37) use of geographic resources to integrate geography and history and to encourage…
Descriptors: Geography, Instruction, History Instruction, Faculty Development
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Kim, Kinam; Kim, Minsung; Shin, Jungyeop; Ryu, Jaemyong – Journal of Geography, 2015
This article examined the role of task demand and its effects on transfer in geographic learning. Student performance was measured through eye-movement analysis in two related experiments. In Experiment 1, the participants were told that they would travel through an area depicted in photographs either driving an automobile or observing the…
Descriptors: Geography, Difficulty Level, Cognitive Processes, Eye Movements
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Liesch, Matthew; Dunklee, Linda M.; Legg, Robert J.; Feig, Anthony D.; Krause, Austin Jena – Journal of Geography, 2015
This article provides a history of efforts to map vernacular regions as context for offering readers a way of using business directories in order to construct a GIS-based map of vernacular regions. With Michigan as a case study, the article discusses regional-naming conventions, boundaries, and inclusions and omissions of areas from regional…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Maps, Grade 8
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Hong, Jung Eun – Journal of Geography, 2014
This article reports the results of a case study that employed user-centered design to develop training tutorials for helping middle school social studies teachers use Web-based GIS in their classrooms. This study placed teachers in the center of the design process in planning, designing, and developing the tutorials. This article describes how…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Tutorial Programs, Geographic Information Systems, Middle School Teachers
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Goldstein, Donna; Alibrandi, Marsha – Journal of Geography, 2013
This case study conducted with 1,425 middle school students in Palm Beach County, Florida, included a treatment group receiving GIS instruction (256) and a control group without GIS instruction (1,169). Quantitative analyses on standardized test scores indicated that inclusion of GIS in middle school curriculum had a significant effect on student…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Standardized Tests, Control Groups
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Lee, Dong-Min; Ryu, Jaemyong – Journal of Geography, 2013
This article examines possibilities associated with the cultivation of balanced regional images via the use of simple methods. Two experiments based on the primacy effect and the painting picture rule, or visual depiction of regions, were conducted. The results show significant differences in the formation of regional images. More specifically,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Geography, Teaching Methods
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Wehry, Stephanie; Monroe-Ossi, Heather; Cobb, Sharon; Fountain, Cheryl – Journal of Geography, 2012
This article examines the use of concept mapping for formative and summative assessment of northeast Florida middle school students' knowledge of human geography. The students were participants in an afterschool, academic, college reach-out program that provided opportunities to test concept mapping strategies that support spatial thinking and…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Human Geography, Grade 7, Formative Evaluation
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